Failure Of The Treaty Of Versailles Essay
During the 1800s and early 1900s treaties were the answer to peace, however the Treaty of Versailles was one of the most horrific examples of failed diplomacy resulting in World War II and was responsible for million of deaths. The treaty tried to do 3 major things; place restrictions on the German military, force Germany to pay reparations to the Allies and place full responsibility of the war on Germany. Reducing the military would limit Germany’s power and could prevent them from fighting back or provoking another war (Treaty of Versailles and Nazism, 2011). The Treaty of Versailles would have and could have been a success, but its main failures were in its execution and in the terms.
One of the major problems with the Treaty of Versailles was that the treaty was extremely harsh, more centralized on punishing Germany rather than moving forward and offering peace between all the nations. It was not just Germany who was on the hot seat it included all the Allied parties; Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Bulgaria and the peace treaty was viewed as an unreasonable punishments to the defeated side. Their governments resorted to violating the military and financial terms of the agreements. It put extensive guilt on Germany for the war and gave unfair demands of Germany in the treaty (The Treaty of the Versailles and Nazism, 2011).
The Germans were forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, many historians view it as unjust and the…